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  • May 24, 2017

    CFPB, Law Firms To Mediate Deceptive Debt-Relief Claims

    A California federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Howard Law PC and two other firms to mediate a dispute over the firms’ alleged running of a debt-relief scheme that extracted millions in “exorbitant” and illegal advance fees from consumers with large debts.

  • May 23, 2017

    Class Makes Emergency Bid To Muzzle Atty In Chiquita MDL

    Counsel representing relatives of torture victims who allege that Chiquita Brands International Inc. paid off a Colombian paramilitary group sought an order on Monday in Florida federal court to stop a colleague from allegedly copying the company's attorneys on privileged communications concerning unnamed clients.

  • May 23, 2017

    NJ Judge Didn't Aid Fugitive Boyfriend, Appeals Court Told

    A suspended Middlesex County, New Jersey, judge indicted on a charge of hindering the apprehension of her boyfriend accused of robbery urged an appeals panel to toss the allegation, arguing Tuesday the prosecution had no proof that she was trying to help him escape.

  • May 23, 2017

    Judge Upholds Suspension Of Late-Filing Atty By USPTO

    A Virginia federal court on Monday shot down a New York attorney’s bid to challenge the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to suspend him from practicing before the board for two years, ruling that the board had correctly found that his decision to file a patent application without investigating its viability warranted suspension.

  • May 23, 2017

    Irish Court Nixes 3rd-Party Funding Of Telecom Suit

    The Irish Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that two telecom companies accusing the Irish Minister of Public Enterprise of interference in mobile licensing could not power their suit using a third-party litigation funding firm, ruling that such an arrangement was illegal under Irish law.

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